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Literature Search Guide
I. Books in the Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences Library.
Books listed as "Pharmacy Library Reserve" are kept behind the
front desk in the library and must be checked out.
"Pharmacy Library Reference" books are shelved next to the front
"Pharmacy Library circulating collection" books can be checked out.
A. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Literature Guides.
Books in this section give definitions of terms, general
information on subjects and list more detailed sources of
Hodgeson E, Mailman R B, Chambers J E. Dictionary of Toxicology.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1988
Pharmacy Library Reference 615.9003 H668d
International Labour Office. Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health
and Safety. 3rd rev. ed. Geneva: International Labour Office, 1983
Pharmacy Library Reference 613.62 In8e 1983
Kroschwitz, J. I.; Howe-Grant, M., eds. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of
Chemical Technology 4th ed. New York: Wiley, 1991
Engineering Library Reference 660.03 En19 1991
Grayson M, Eckroth D, ed. Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of
Chemical Technology. New York: Wiley, 1985
Pharmacy Library Reference 660.0321 K634
Wexler P. Information Resources in Toxicology 2nd ed.
New York: Elsevier/North-Holland, 1982
Pharmacy Library Reference 616.9007 W541i
B. Background Information
These books have more in-depth coverage of specific areas of
Amdur M, Doull J, Klaassen C. Casarett and Doull's Toxicology: The
Basic Science of Poisons. 4th ed. New York: Pergamon Press, 1991
Pharmacy Library Reserves 615.9 C263t 1991
Braker W, Moseman A, Siegel D. Effects of Exposure to Toxic Gases:
First Aid and Medical Treatment. 2nd ed. Lyndhurst, NJ: Matheson,
Pharmacy Library Reserves 614.8 B731c 1977
Bruin A de. Biochemical Toxicology of Environmental Agents.
New York: Elsevier/North-Holland, 1976
Pharmacy Library circulating collection 615.9 B834b
Clayton G. Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. 4th ed.
New York: Wiley, 1991
Pharmacy Library Reference 613.62 P27i 1991
Cralley L, ed. Industrial Environmental Health: The Worker and the
Community. New York: Academic Press, 1975
Pharmacy Library Reserves 613.62 In2 1975
Finkel A. Hamilton and Hardy's Industrial Toxicology. 4th ed.
Boston, MA: J. Wright, 1983
Pharmacy Library Reserves 615.9 H18i 1983
Raffle P A B., ed. Hunter's Diseases of Occupations. Boston: E
Pharmacy Library Reference 613.62 H916d 1987
Plunkett E R. Handbook of Industrial Toxicology. 3rd ed.
New York: Chemical Publishing Co., 1987
Pharmacy Library Reference 615.902 P741h 1987
Plunkett E R. Occupational Diseases: A Syllabus of Signs and
Symptoms. Stamford, CN: Barrett Book Co., 1977
Pharmacy Library Reference 616.9803 P741o
Proctor N H, Hughes J P, Hathaway G J, eds. Proctor and Hughes
Chemical Hazards of the Workplace. New York: Van Nostrand
Pharmacy Library Reference 615.9511 Et35 1987
C. Reference Sources
Sources of data on hazardous chemicals. Most of these sources
include references to reviews and primary research on the substances'
toxicity. In several cases (e. g. Sax's, The Handbook of
Pesticide Toxicology and RTECS) these references are made in
abbreviated form. The tables in these books' introductions
must be consulted to find the complete reference.
Gosselen R E, Smith R P, Hodge H C, Braddock J E. Clinical
Toxicology of Commercial Products 5th ed. Baltimore, MD:
Williams and Wilkins,1984
Pharmacy Library Reference 615.9 G47c 1984
Hayes W J, Laws E R. Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology.
San Diego: Academic Press, 1991
Pharmacy Library Reference 615.902 H191 1991
Lewis R J, Sax N I. Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial
Materials. 8th ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992
Pharmacy Library Reference 615.902 Sa97d 1992
---------------- Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980-
A quarterly journal which supplements and updates Sax's. Current
issues are shelved in the new journal room, bound volumes are on the
Merck and Co. The Merck Index. Rahway, NJ: Merck and Co., 1989
Pharmacy Library Reserves 615.1 M53 1989
National Cancer Institute. Survey of Compounds Which Have Been
Tested for Carcinogenic Activity. Bethesda, MD: The National Cancer
Pharmacy Library circulating collection 616.994 Un3s
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
Cincinnati, OH: NIOSH, 1993
Chemistry Library microfiche
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Chemical Information Manual. Washington, DC: U. S. Dept.. of Labor,
Pharmacy Library Government Documents L 35.8 : C 42
Shepard T H. Catalog of Teratogenic Agents 7th ed.
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992
Pharmacy Library Reference 616.043 Sh47c 1992
Sittig M. Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens.
3rd. ed. Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Publications, 1991
Pharmacy Library Reference 615.902 Si88ha 1991
Verschueren K. Handbook of Environmental Data on Organic Chemicals.
2nd. ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1983
Pharmacy Library Reference 363.6 V614h 1983
D. Standards and Guidelines
Sources for accepted monitoring and reporting standards and
American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists.
1992-1993 Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and
Physical Agents and Biological Exposure Indices.
Cincinnati, OH: ACGIH, 1992
Pharmacy Library Reference 615.902 T4154 1992
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Hygienic Guide
Series. Detroit, MI: AIHA, 19--
Pharmacy Library Reserves 331.82 Am35h
Eller P M. NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods. Cincinnati, OH:
Pharmacy Library circulating collection 543.0028 N213s 1990
Kenkyujo K G S. Toxic and Hazardous Industrial Chemicals Safety
Manual. Tokyo: International Technical Information Institute, 1981
Pharmacy Library Reference 604.7 T667 1981
Linch A L. Evaluation of Ambient Air Quality by Personnel
Monitoring. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1981
Pharmacy Library Reserves 628.53028 L634e 1981
Mackison F W, Strickoff R S, Partridge L J eds. NIOSH/OSHA
Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards.
Rockville, MD: U. S Dept.. of Health and Human Services, 1981
Pharmacy Library circulating collection 363.179 N2135
NIOSH. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. Cincinnati, OH:
Pharmacy Library Reserves HE 20.7108:C 42/990
II. Pharmacy Library Print and CD-ROM Indexes.
The descriptions of items F, G and H were taken from the Purdue
University Libraries CD-ROM - Diskette Directory, produced by
the Computer Based Information Services Department. Copies of
this directory are available in the Pharmacy Library.
A. Chemical Abstracts
Located against the west wall and on index shelves 1A, 1B and 2A.
Weekly issues at the index bar.
Weekly issues of CA are indexed by author name and by keywords
taken directly from titles and abstracts. Even numbered issues index
articles on Toxicology and Radiation Biochemistry in the Biochemistry
Sections. Odd numbered issues index articles on Air Pollution and Industrial
Hygiene and Waste Treatment and Disposal in the Applied Chemistry and
Chemical Engineering Sections.
6-month and 5-year cumulative indexes are available for author
name, General Subjects and Chemical Substances.
The Index Guide (shelved with the indexes) should be consulted for
appropriate subject headings and compound names when searching the
latter two indexes. Books in Section C of this handout, such as Sax's,
RTECS and The Merck Index will give CA approved names for searches in
the Chemical Substances Index and CA Registry Numbers for online searches.
B. Index Medicus
Located against the west wall and on index shelf 2B. Monthly issues
at index bar.
The premier index for primary and clinical biomedical research.
There is some overlap with Chemical Abstracts in the coverage of
Access to both the monthly issues and the yearly cumulations is by
author name and by classified Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).
All of the Subject Headings used for indexing are listed in a separate
volume kept with the indexes. Consulting this list of subject headings
is an important first step in searching Index Medicus.
The electronic counterpart of Index Medicus, MEDLINE, is available
in the library on CD-ROM . The last 6 years are available on a terminal
behind the library's THOR terminals. This database can be searched
using keywords or MeSH terms, author names and CAS Registry Numbers
(for some compounds).
C. Industrial Hygiene Digest.
Located on abstract shelf 2B.
A monthly publication which abstracts approximately 60 periodicals.
Access is by keywords and by substance names.
III. Print and CD-ROM indexes available at other libraries on
A. Applied Science and Technology Index.
Available in the Engineering Library, covering 1958 to the present.
The CD-ROM version of this index is also available in the Engineering
Library, covering 1983 to the present. Ask at the library about
availability and advance sign-up.
B. Biological Abstracts.
Available in the Life Sciences Library, covering 1926 to the
present. The CD-ROM version of this index is also available in
the Life Sciences Library, covering 1990 to the present.
Both the print and electronic versions of this index are indexed
by author name and by keywords which are either extracted
directly from an article's title or abstract or are added by
Biological Abstracts indexers.
C. Engineering Index.
Available in the Engineering Library. An electronic version is
available under the INDEXES option on THOR as COMPENDEX. The index
can be searched using substance names, and possibly the term
D. Environment Abstracts.
A monthly publication with author and subject indexes. Cumulated
annually as Environment Index. Substance names can be used as
E. Environment Index.
The annual cumulation of the above. Indexed by author name,
subject, article source and geographic area of the author's
institution. Substance names can be used as search terms.
F. Hazardous Material Control and Management (HMC&M)/
Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS).
A CD-ROM database located in the Engineering Library. Provides
basic information to comply with the more stringent regulatory
controls established for hazardous materials. Contains information
from Material Safety Data Sheets.
G. OSHA CD-ROM
Located in the HSSE Library, updated quarterly. Includes the full
text of regulations, documents and technical information issued by OSHA.
The disk is available at the reference desk.
I. Science Citation Index.
Available in both the Chemistry and Life Science Libraries.
This index can be searched by author name, author's geographic
location and subject (using the Permuterm Subject Index, an
alphabetical listing of paired keywords from article titles).
The main use of this index is to find recent articles related
to a known earlier article by citations. Inside the front covers
of each SCI volume are instructions on how to conduct a citation
search. Articles found in sources like The Merck Index could serve
as starting points for a citation search.
H. Toxic Release Inventory - TRI.
Located in the Engineering Library. An appointment is required for
searching. This CD-ROM began as an electronic version of the EPA's
1987 Toxic Release Inventory and Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets.
The most current edition is from 1991.
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